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Soweto Gospel Choir Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Someone who is only familiar with the solemn religious services of Catholicism or Orthodox Judaism might well be taken aback to visit a gospel church service, where the singing and clapping can be as celebratory and roof-raising as any party.The gospel tradition is one that celebrates life and brings comfort and joy to those who worship within it. While American gospel music has become – via Ray Charles and others – a feedstock for popular music and as familiar as rock 'n' roll, on the other...
Tags: Music, Review, Africa, Paul Simon, America, Ireland, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, World Music, Pixar, Music Review, Leonard Cohen, Gospel, Ray Charles, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cohen

Bob Freedman (1934-2018)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows, including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 84. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader and an avid email correspondent, particularly whenever I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relaye...
Tags: Abc, Boston, Paul Simon, Arizona, Broadway, Army, Jazz, Ferguson, Bob, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Cranston, Berry, Newport, Scottsdale Ariz, Mount Vernon

Bob Freedman (1934-2019)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 94. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader  and an avid email correspondent, especially when I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relayed to Bi...
Tags: Abc, Boston, Paul Simon, Arizona, Broadway, Army, Jazz, Ferguson, Bob, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Cranston, Berry, Newport, Scottsdale Ariz, Tate

‘Missing Link’ Trailer: Zach Galifianakis is a Bigfoot Named Susan

LAIKA is at the top of their game when it comes to telling stories with stop-motion animation, so we’re excited for whatever they’re cooking up next. This year the animation studio has quite the ambitious adventure that will take us across the world with a Bigfoot named Susan. Missing Link follows the last remaining Bigfoot of his kind (Zach Galifianakis) as he strikes a deal with explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to find his Yeti cousins in the valley of Shangri-La. It’s a journey that ...
Tags: Movies, Paul Simon, Animation, Wes Anderson, Hugh-Jackman, David Walliams, Movie Trailers, Zach Galifianakis, Susan, Shangri La, Chris Butler, Laika, Travis Knight, Adelina, Missing Link, Lionel Frost

Watch Paul Simon Reimagine A Couple Of His Old Songs On Colbert

Back in September, Paul Simon played a big farewell show in his Queens hometown. But while Simon may be done with touring, he is decidedly not done with getting up in front of people and playing music. In October, Simon performed on SNL for the ninth time, the most anyone has ever played … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Paul Simon, Queens, Colbert, Simon, Jon Batiste And Stay Human, yMusic

Betty Buckley relishes starring in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ which comes to Southern California for 4 weeks

Not just anyone can step into the role of fast-talking, charismatic agent of ardor, Dolly Gallagher Levi from Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker.” It became a classic musical in 1964 when “Hello, Dolly!”, starring the late Carol Channing, premiered on Broadway. Pearl Bailey took over the role, and in 1969 Barbra Streisand immortalized it on the big screen. And then there’s Bette Midler, a natural fit for brassy Dolly, who owned the part in the 2017 Broadway revival, winning one of the show’s four...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Amc, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Broadway, Roman Polanski, Harrison Ford, Bette Midler, Rufus Wainwright, Southern California, Tony, Dolly Levi

Alexander: Who’s next to go? Grading the jobs being done by SoCal coaches

There are, amazingly, those in this country who still believe L.A. is some kind of laid-back sports paradise, where folks arrive late and leave early and there’s no pressure on players or coaches to succeed. Obviously, those people (a) don’t live here, (b) don’t follow SoCal’s teams, and (c) likewise don’t follow any SoCal fans on social media. If they did, they’d know better. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. True, we...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, NFL, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Queens, Kings, Ncaa, Lebron James, NHL, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, James

Charleston Gospel Choir: Tribute to Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul and Gospel Sat Apr 13

Charleston Gospel Choir Spring 2019 Performance Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin January 15, 2019 —Charleston SC — The Charleston Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2019 spring performance entitled Queen of Soul and Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC under the musical direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Jason A. Dun...
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Religion, Paul Simon, Jesus, Jason, Charleston, Franklin, Charleston SC, Ghana West Africa, William J Zick, Charleston Gospel Choir, Lee Pringle, Charleston Gospel Choir Spring, Charleston Gospel Choir Now, Paris London Rome Prague, Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul

Watch St. Vincent, Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Clarkson, & More Perform At Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors program aired on television last night, though it was filmed earlier this month, and the 2018 recipients of the title included Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Cher Wayne Shorter, and the creative team behind Hamilton, which includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler. A number of famous people were … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Paul Simon, Kelly Clarkson, Cher, Kennedy Center Honors, St. Vincent, Hamilton, Adam Lambert, Philip Glass, Lin-manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, Angelique Kidjo, Wayne Shorter

Man Who Just Made Record-Breaking Antarctica Trek Got A Call From Paul Simon Midway Through

Colin O'Brady recently became the first person ever to cross Antarctica from coast to coast alone and without the help of wind. The journey took 54 days and spanned over 900 miles. During the trek, you'd assume that one would need to listen to a lot of stuff to pass the time, and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Paul Simon, Antarctica, Colin O Brady, Paul Simon Midway Through

Robert Christgau's 'Is It Still Good to Ya?'

Everyone who thinks and writes about pop music with a critical ear -- whether they produce 100-word blurbs or 3,000-word opuses, whether they write for established media brands or self-publish online, whether they're paid in all the promo copies they can stand or receive some amount of actual cash -- owes a debt to Robert Christgau. Much as Pauline Kael did for film, Christgau champions and popularizes the practice of taking rock 'n' roll seriously. Not as in "this is high art that's good for yo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, England, Review, Paul Simon, Book Review, Senegal, Village Voice, Richard Thompson, Voice, R Kelly, Steve Horowitz, Barnes, Fela Kuti, Cote, Greg Tate

Scorpio Amputates But How Would You Prefer Your Lover Leave You?

Paul Simon says there are 50 ways to leave your lover, so pick one. What’s The Deal With Scorpio Freezing You Out, Or Amputating? Why Is Scorpio Vilified For Doing The Same Thing The Rest Of The Zodiac Does? … Read More... Continue reading Scorpio Amputates But How Would You Prefer Your Lover Leave You? at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Videos, Love, Paul Simon, Dating, Scorpio, Astrology, Gaslighting, Relating

My Brightest Diamond Launches a Champagne Supernova with Her New Album

None Speaking to PopMatters from Lyon halfway through a European tour, the woman behind the genre-defying project My Brightest Diamond, Shara Nova, gives a little insight into the hard work that goes into a My Brightest Diamond tour. "I'm the standard keeper so when you're the standard keeper you have to make sure that your ship shape, you know, I'm checking the boiler, I'm making sure the gas tank is filled. I make sure that the service in the restaurant is done at a high standard. I'm out h...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Paul Simon, Gorillaz, Teeth, Lyon, Anthony, Kanye, Nova, Kahn, PAUL, My Brightest Diamond, Indie Rock, Shara, Shara Nova

Trump Again Skips Kennedy Center Honors, Ceremony Focuses On Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year’s event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night’s ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured multiple tributes to former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at age 94. The night kicked off with an extended standing ovation in Bush’s memory at the request of hostess Gloria Estefan....
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Norman Lear, Paul Simon, Barack Obama, Iran, Ap, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Argentina, Kelly Clarkson, Cher, Kennedy Center, Clarkson, Whoopi Goldberg

Bob Dylan At 77

The musician turned 77 this year, a similar age to many of the artists who recently have announced retirement such as Neil Diamond, Joan Baez, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Paul Simon. Even though Dylan hasn’t so much as hinted at ending his career, it’s difficult not to take his line as some sort of protest when he sings‚ “I ain’t dead yet.”
Tags: Art, Paul Simon, People, Bob Dylan, Dylan, 11.23.18

Paul Simon, ending his touring career, says he doesn't believe in 'legacy'

At 77, Paul Simon has a strong claim to be America's greatest living songwriter, with an award-winning career spanning seven decades -- first as one half of Simon & Garfunkel, then as a genre-defying solo artist. But now, Simon has decided to stop.
Tags: Paul Simon, America, Cnn, Simon, Simon Garfunkel

Paul Simon: Still a Work in Progress

New arrangements of Simon's songs reflect our own journey of personal and spiritual growth. [Author: [email protected](Aarik Danielsen)]
Tags: Religion, Paul Simon, Simon, Aarik Danielsen

i'm empty and aching and i don't know why

Leaving Ventura County, October 2018. To all who are affected by the wildfires currently raging in the area, please stay safe. This morning after dropping Alex off to school, this piece about Simon & Garfunkel’s America came on my car radio, featuring interviews with people about why the song was important to them. The song was released in 1968, and the interviewees who were aliv...
Tags: Photography, Paul Simon, America, Ventura County, Civil rights movement, Alex, Random Thoughts, Simon Garfunkel

Paul Simon Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
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Would You Pay To See A Classic Rock Hologram Perform A Show?

We've all at least heard of, if not seen, the "rebirth" of some of music's most beloved deceased artists as they return to stage in holographic form, but will these resurrections actually sell concert tickets? _________________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies I've been known to speculate about the staying power of Classic Rock – the music, the format, and of course, the trappings – merchandise, concerts, and events. Clearly, the Classic Rock...
Tags: Apple, Music, Paul Simon, Radio, Guest Post, Elton John, Paul Mccartney, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Detroit, Leia, Adam Lambert, Music Business, Music Tech, Live & Touring, Lindsey Buckingham

BREXIT: How End of Free Movement Will Affect All Musicians

As Brexit proceedings move ominously forward, independent self-employed musicians who tour  internationally are starting to worry about what sort of an impact the separation could have on their way of life. Here we look at what the negative outcomes could be. _________________________ Guest post by Joe Hoten of Bands for Hire With the stormy cloud of Brexit looming ever more convincingly on the horizon, self-employed musicians who tour internationally are starting to ask what this will m...
Tags: Music, UK, Abc, Germany, Paul Simon, Eu, Guest Post, Paris, Brexit, Music Business, Live & Touring, Gibson, Gordon Smith, Kula Shaker, Hofner, Thomann

Gary Shteyngart: reality catches up to dystopian fiction

riding the Greyhounds of hell, from New York to El Pasothe alternate reality of hedge fund traders None Gary Shteyngart's new novel Lake Success is the evil doppelgänger of the Simon and Garfunkel song 'America'. In what is surely destined to become one of those legendary novel openings, right up there with "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times," we meet Barry Cohen, "a man with 2.4 billion dollars of assets under management . . ." in a Greyhound Bus Terminal at 3:20 am, bleed...
Tags: New York, Paul Simon, America, Queens, Innovation, Simon, Garfunkel, Gary Shteyngart, Shteyngart, Barry Cohen, Anand Giridharadas, El Pasothe, USSR Shteyngart

Watch Paul Simon’s Record-Breaking 9th SNL Performance

Paul Simon played as the musical guest on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. He performed a new version of “Can’t Run But” with the New York City chamber ensemble yMusic, as well as “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The former song appears on his latest LP, In The Blue Light. More »
Tags: Video, Music, New York City, Paul Simon, Saturday Night Live

'SNL' Spoofs Kanye West, Welcomes Back Paul Simon

The cold open revisited West's bizarre White House soliloquy, while Simon performed an emotional rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."(Image credit: YouTube)
Tags: News, White House, Paul Simon, Simon

Watch Pete Davidson & Chris Redd Rap About How Much They Love Trees

Last night's episode of Saturday Night Live was one big quasi-political meme, with a welcome interruption from Paul Simon. They riffed on Kanye West and Donald Trump's Oval Office meeting during the cold open and Weekend Update. Pete Davidson and Chris Redd dealt with climate change in a rap about trees. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Paul Simon, Kanye West, Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump, Pete Davidson, Oval Office, Chris Redd

"Unlike silly songs for children by, say, Raffi, or maudlin songs for parents like Dylan’s 'Forever Young' or Cat Stevens’s 'Father and Son'—two ballads eager to preserve their singers’ sons in amber..."

"... [Paul] Simon had genuinely intergenerational appeal. He shared with us young passengers the joyful and terrible news of adulthood with patty-cake rhymes ('mama pajama,' 'drop off the key, Lee') and jaunty rhythms, scored by a panoply of ludicrous and wonderful-sounding instruments—from the hooting cuíca in 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard' to the triumphant parade drums of 'The Obvious Child.'"From "Paul Simon: Fathers, Sons, Troubled Water" by Daniel Drake (NYRB).It's interesting, the ...
Tags: Music, Children, Law, Paul Simon, Fathers, Don, Lee, Dylan, Raffi, Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkel, Ann Althouse, Daniel Drake, Paul -RSB- Simon

Here's the List of Upcoming SNL Hosts and Musical Guests

Seth Meyers and Paul Simon are up next
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Today in History for October 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Cornerstone laid for what becomes the White House; Britain's Margaret Thatcher born; Boston wins baseball's first World Series; TV variety show host Ed Sullivan dies; Musician Paul Simon born. (Oct. 13)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, White House, Boston, Paul Simon, Ap, Britain, Margaret Thatcher, Ed Sullivan

Criminal Commonalities, Lie la lie lie la lie…

Opinion: with optional video soundtrack. Ft Collins, CO –-( “Now the years are rolling by me They are rockin' evenly I am older than I once was And younger than I'll be; that's not unusual Nor is it strange After changes upon changes We are more or less the same After changes we are more or less the same” ~ From “The Boxer,” written by Paul Simon in 1969. The most famous rendition was Simon and Garfunkel’s, from the same yearOn violent criminals/sociopaths, from a friend in the sy...
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